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Report: Toyota planning cheaper, Yaris-based hybrid, could arrive in 2011

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Aug 13th, 2009 at 4:29PM

According to a report originating from a Japanese newspaper, Toyota is planning to add another smaller, cheaper hybrid to its global lineup. The new model would be based on the Yaris sub-compact and be priced well below the current cheapest hybrid: the Honda Insight. This would be consistent with Toyota's oft-repeated plans to launch hybrid variants of almost every vehicle it sells over the next decade. The price in Japan could reportedly be as low as $15,650, and according to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the Yaris hybrid could achieve a fuel efficiency rating as high as 94 mpg! Unfortunately,... Read More

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